Are you in the pre-planning stage of starting a food business, or have an established business whose growth you want to kick-start?
WHEN: April 12 -13, 2016; 8:30AM-4:30PM
WHERE: Community Futures of Central Kootenay, 201-514 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E7
COST: $105 (includes GST) w/ Lunch Provided
The workshop is for both professional development and building up your network. It is a great opportunity to either build-out or refresh your business plan!
This is a program funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, and is perfect for those that are thinking of starting up and/or have an existing Agri-Food/Beverage Processing or Farming Business. Please see the image below for detailed course information:
By participating in this workshop, you will become well versed in the business planning process, market access and analysis, product development, financial planning and management, quality assurance, labeling and packaging, production economics and logistics. Not only will you build-out or refresh your business plan, it’s a great opportunity to get insight from and network with other agri-food companies.
Rita Kim of Partners for Growth Advisory Services is a strategic growth specialist who empowers entrepreneurs that want to have a healthy, sustainable financial foundation move into a growth phase. Rita’s track record speaks for itself – from helping start-ups prepare strong business packages to access capital, to existing businesses successfully manage financial transitions, acquisitions and mergers, and making key decisions that impact the bottom line, she is an asset to the food industry. As an accredited facilitator, Rita has developed and delivered over 100 workshops and seminars on ‘understanding finance for business’ and ‘how to get financing’. Using her 20+ years of lending experience and streamlined approach, Rita provides structured financial solutions for growing companies from start-up to succession.
Sylvia Caldwell of Foundtree Product Design is the creator of the Food Business Accelerator Program that helps small, micro and start-up food businesses that are struggling to go from concept to commercialization develop market-ready products. Her profound understanding of food processing stems from her education in Food Science from the University if Guelph, where she completed both a Bachelors and Masters degree. With over 15+ years of industry experience, she has served in many industry roles, from quality assurance to research, marketing, sales, product development, food safety and regulatory compliance. Sylvia is a Food Processing Human Resources Council approved facilitator, passionate about helping clients mitigate risk and advancing the food industry. She is excited to share her skills with entrepreneurs like you.
TO REGISTER – Contact Rita or Sylvia